Biobased adhesive gel could repair eyes without surgery

In Massachusetts, a new technology, called GelCORE (gel for corneal regeneration), could one day reduce the need for surgery to repair injuries to the...

Grocery bag dissolves within 5 minutes in water – solution to ocean plastic problem?

In Colombia, a mall with over 20 stores is now offering Solubag’s biodegradable water-soluble shopping bag which is made from limestone allowing it to...

Distinguishing denim design – Levi’s uses “cottonized hemp”

In California, well-known jean company, Levi’s, is a new form of “cottonized hemp” denim in their spring designs. The hemp has been altered to...

Trader Joe’s moves to biobased packaging as plastic replacement

In California, Trader Joe’s is moving forward on their promises to look carefully at their products’ packaging and implement a sustainability framework to source...

SAOLA utilizes algae and cork in their eco-friendly shoes

In France, SAOLA launched stylish shoes that are made with recycled algae foam for the outsoles, recycled plastic bottles (PET) for the uppers, organic...

A gourd idea: New York firm grows cups and flasks in molds

In New York, architecture and design firm Creme is designing cups and flasks using gourds that are grown inside 3D-printed molds. "The inspiration actually came...

Black phosphorus and NIR light irradiation helps repair bone defects

In China, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and City University of Hong Kong developed an implantable bio-composite made of black phosphorus nanomaterial...

Tide and Terracycle launch Tide Eco-box recycling program

In New Jersey, Tide announced its strategic partnership with international recycling leader TerraCycle which will allow the new Tide Eco-Box packaging to be 100%...

Light My Fire moves entire product line to biobased plastics

In Sweden, Light My Fire, a producer of outdoor accessories useful for making fires, storing and eating meals outdoors has moved their entire product...

P&G launches Cascade ‘Pure’ with 1/3 biobased ingredients

In Ohio, P&G’s Cascade announced its newest product offering, Cascade Pure Essentials which is free of phosphates and chlorine bleach, and formulated with biobased...

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Icelandic designer creates meat packaging from animal hides

In Iceland, designer Valdís Steinarsdóttir will introduce her latest piece—a plastic-like material to package meat made from that individual animal’s hide—at the upcoming DesignMarch...

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